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Data collectors going door-to-door this Friday – Sunday, July 13-15
This weekend, the Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) will conduct a citywide survey to learn about the personal needs of Flint residents, Friday through Sunday, from 1:30 p.m.  to 7:00 p.m. daily.
The survey lasts about 20 minutes at randomly selected households and data collectors will be wearing neon yellow vests with identification.
The data collected from the survey will be used by the city of Flint and Flint ReCAST to address public health and emergency preparedness needs for the community. The survey will not collect any personal information – no names, addresses or personally identifiable information. It is voluntary and participants can refuse to answer any question.
“The data collected in this assessment will complement the voices of community residents about the health of our community,” said Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD, Flint ReCAST project director and assistant professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health. “Together, community residents and public health, health care and other professionals can identify solutions and resources to address our local health and well-being concerns.”
This survey offers a unique opportunity for citizens to provide anonymous feedback about their public health needs. It offers the city of Flint and Flint ReCAST an opportunity to learn how to better meet the needs of all local citizens.
The Flint ReCAST Program is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by supporting youth and families, mitigating the impact of trauma, reducing behavioral health disparities and increasing the opportunities and training for Flint youth through strong community engagement strategies. Funding is provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services.
Dr. Rodlescia Sneed is leading the survey effort and can be reached at 810-600-5681 or sneedrod@msu.edu.   Additional information about Flint ReCAST can be found at www.flintrecast.com

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